State of the Nation reaction - As it happened

2015-02-13 09:31

Get all the details from the reactions to the State of the Nation, including media conferences by the DA, EFF and ANC.


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13 Feb 14:41
Dlakude says as the ANC they are proud of the presiding officers. She says the EFF pretends to care about the poor when it has handlers. He says they'll urge presiding officers to use the same strategy when Parliament sits to debate Sona next week.

13 Feb 14:40
ANC says there will be no meetings with the EFF. The parties must engage at Parliamentary forums.

13 Feb 14:25
Dlakude: They (EFF) want to make sure that Parliament is ungovernable, and that there is no work in this Parliament. We told our members to stay calm no matter. We knew from last year that the EFF will disrupt Sona.

13 Feb 14:23
Dlakude: We are not a government of national unity. We have different characters in this Parliament. There are those who respect officers.

13 Feb 14:22
Dlakude: Those are threats we get every day. Are you saying the presiding officers should not protect us? I have a right to live.

13 Feb 14:21
Dlakude: I read this morning that Floyd Shivambu said he'd bring a gun to that house. We are not soldiers, we are Members of Parliament.

13 Feb 14:21
ANC MP Dorris Dlakude: We cannot allow a situation where 25 MPs can hold the house to ransom. They (EFF) don't care what happens as long as they get free publicity and appear on TV

13 Feb 14:19
ANC caucus spokesperson Moloto Mothapo says the intervention of the police in Parliament doesn't violate the idea of the separation of powers.

13 Feb 13:38
EFF briefing finishes. Which is good timing if the ANC briefing starts now.

13 Feb 13:35
Malema says the men inside Parliament last night were armed.

13 Feb 13:35
Malema asked what if Zuma agrees to pay X amount if Police Minister Nathi Nhleko requires it - says it means he admits he benefitted unlawfully.

13 Feb 13:31
An ANC briefing at Parliament is also set to start now.

13 Feb 13:31
Malema: If the President doesn’t appear in Parliament [to answer questions], then we’ll wait for another SONA.

13 Feb 13:29
Malema says they only have 1 member in hospital now, badly injured, fractured jaw - the rest treated and released.

13 Feb 13:27
Malema: We plan on going to constitutional court for it to declare whether it's lawful for police to march into chambers.

13 Feb 13:26
Malema says Zuma can expect 'fireworks' when he returns to parliament on 11 March. Says EFF will definitely be there.

13 Feb 13:21
Malema: They are in trouble now with the media. It was State Security Minister David Mahlobo who jammed the network. A direct threat to democracy.

13 Feb 13:19
Malema says ANC conferences scramble the networks so caucuses can't send text messages.

13 Feb 13:18

Malema says they are not "dealing with boys here that are looking after goats".

Malema: Young as we are, we have lived lives of 50 year olds. They can never anticipate (what we will do).

13 Feb 13:15
Malema says Mbete should have asked Zuma if he was willing to take a question, that is the rule.

13 Feb 13:10
Malema says they were beaten while they were facing down - some beating them, some kicking them.

13 Feb 13:05

13 Feb 13:00
Malema challenging the breakaway group,who claim they represent 70% of EFF to fill up the grandstand at Metlhareng stadium. He says if that happens he will resign. 

13 Feb 12:57
Malema says anyone has the right to attack them, but don't wear our T-shirts.

13 Feb 12:56
Malema says it is not true that they asked ANC that some EFF MP's be removed "It is a lie".

13 Feb 12:54

13 Feb 12:52
Malema says the EFF is a train and if you stand in the way it will crush you.

13 Feb 12:52
Malema says people should produce whatever evidence they claim to have [of corruption], stop claiming they have something in a childish manner.

13 Feb 12:51
The EFF has clear financial systems. And we're auditing our books now - Malema

13 Feb 12:50
I've never taken money from the poor, claims Malema. I'm state enemy number 1. If the State had any evidence against me, they would have "trialled me" by now, he says.

13 Feb 12:49
Malema jokes and says it isn't over, he can't be beaten by a white man like that.

13 Feb 12:49

Malema says NIU, presidential protection unit and a third unit responsible - parliamentary cops sidelined.

He then jokes about a man with a camera who beat him - put the camera down and beat him - says it is personal.

13 Feb 12:47

13 Feb 12:46
Malema says the people who removed them from Parliament last night were highly trained police officers.

13 Feb 12:45
We're not scared - Malema

13 Feb 12:44
Zuma doesn't understand EFF votes, he can't speak on behalf of them. If we get a chance again to do what we did yesterday [in Parliament], we will - Malema

13 Feb 12:43
Malema says in 2016 when they win a municipality they will show what governance is - no 5 year plans, changes every few months.

13 Feb 12:41

13 Feb 12:41
Malema: We need to wedge a fight against racism. Expropriation of land without compensation is how we can do that.

13 Feb 12:40
Malema: When Zuma speaks he doesn't confront racism and growing white arrogance.

13 Feb 12:39

13 Feb 12:37
Malema: When they see Maimane they see a white person. He represents white interests. They see white capital rising.

13 Feb 12:36
Malema alleges the DA isn't called to order in Parliament because it's largely a white party.

13 Feb 12:35
Malema appears to have moved away from topics directly related to SONA. He's now speaking about racism in various sectors of society, including politics.

13 Feb 12:34
Malema says they are concerned about judges who are partisan, who "coach" prosecutors on what to prosecute.

13 Feb 12:32
Malema says if the judiciary becomes part of factional battles we are all in trouble.

13 Feb 12:31
Malema says "everything" in the country has been corrupted, including the church.

13 Feb 12:31

13 Feb 12:30
Malema says Mbalula shared a picture online today saying the fight only lasted a few mins - celebrating beating up of women.

13 Feb 12:25
Malema says resources that should be spent on sports development is spent on sports awards.

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